Silvia Constain is a development, international investment, and strategy execution / delivery consultant to international organizations, governments and private companies. She has extensive experience in international trade and investment policy, negotiations and public policy expertise. Ms. Constain was an International Affairs Fellow at Harvard University. She was Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Colombia to the White House and in charge of Congressional Affairs, and Deputy Director of Colombia's Trade Bureau in Washington, DC. She was in charge of the investment, services and intellectual property portfolios at the Ministry of Trade of Colombia, and headed Colombia's bilateral and multilateral investment negotiations.
Ms. Constain worked at UNCTAD's of Investment and Enterprise Division and was a negotiator at the Mission of Colombia to the WTO in Geneva. She has authored several studies on Investor-State Dispute prevention and management for APEC, USAID and UNCTAD, as well as on Aid for Trade and Development for the OECD.
Ms. Constain is an Economist of the University of Los Andes, in Bogotá, and has an MBA from the same institution. She speaks Spanish, English and French.